Top 6 Technology Predictions for 2019 Unveiled to Assist Businesses in Cork

Dell Technologies predicts 2019 will be the year of the ‘data-driven digital economy’


The top six technology predictions for 2019 were unveiled by Dell Technologies today to assist businesses in Cork looking to embrace the opportunities afforded by new technologies as the growing power of the ‘data-driven digital economy’ reshapes life, work and business in Ireland over the coming twelve months.

Dell Technologies predicts that data will drive a number of technology trends that will transform emerging technologies into more mainstream experiences for everyday life. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, for  example, are becoming pervasive in virtually every major technology advancement – whether it’s enabling greater analytics and automation or spurring new start-ups to solve complex challenges.

Unveiling the predictions today, Catherine Doyle, Regional Sales Director Enterprise - Ireland and SW UK, Dell EMC said: “As the power of technology multiples 10 times every five years, our reliance on machines is due to increase. Emerging technology will only accelerate and augment this digital direction. In this ‘transform or die’ landscape, the decisions businesses in Cork make today will frame their future success.

“To help organisations better prepare, we’ve compiled our predictions to explore what innovations will come to the fore. From 5G changing the data game in terms of speed and access, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning fostering productivity increases, ever growing data requiring a multi-tiered cloud, and with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) bringing more creativity to the workplace, 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem.

“At Dell EMC Ireland, we want to enable and support businesses – irrespective
of size – to adapt and evolve. Through our 2019 Technology Predictions, organisations can become engines of human progress.”

Top 6 Predictions:

The top 6 predictions from Dell Technologies include:

• Prediction 1: Data gold mine will require a multi-tiered approach to cloud With data volumes predicted to reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020 and organisations adopting AI and machine learning at scale, a multi-tiered approach to the cloud is needed, changing the face of the modern data centre. For example, multi and hybrid cloud adoption models will further evolve and place cloud computing capabilities at every layer of the data journey.

• Prediction 2: AI and machine learning will lead to the largest productivity increases
we’ve seen in years Advancements in AI and machine learning will lead to the largest productivity increase we’ve seen in years, not just for people, but for machines. These technologies will increasingly leverage the influx of data to drive greater efficiencies and insights that will optimise both the apps and devices we use every day, so we forge stronger human-machine partnerships.

• Prediction 3: 5G will speed up data, web apps and the shift to software-defined IT 5G promises to completely change the data game in terms of speed and accessibility. However, as organisations embrace 5G, organisations will also increasingly need software defined strategies to ensure all that data can move at speed and scale with automation and intelligence providing critical in this regard.

• Prediction 4: AR/VR will bring more creativity to the workplace With 98% of Gen Z (those born after 1995) having used technology in their formal education, their entrance to the workforce will spark a new evolution in technology. Advancements in AR and VR witnessed in 2018 will only accelerate with these technologies being adopted in the workplace during 2019. It will not only help fill a skills gap across certain trades and industries, it will give employees more freedom to do their best work untethered from the workplace.

• Prediction 5: Collaboration will break out from the meeting invite The coming year will advance collaboration beyond the meeting invite as more businesses adopt web based collaboration tools, and device technologies take advantage in wi-fi connectivity and compute power to get more done, better, faster – together.

• Prediction 6: Blockchain will create a chain reaction 2019 will be a formative year for the practical implementation of blockchain, as organisations work to evaluate whether its valuable to adopt today and whether it will add security and trust in their supply chain or across financial transactions. Companies are also looking at whether they have the right infrastructure, systems and services for the more targeted and useful application of this new technology.